Cary Kennedy on Families & Children
Help at-risk low-income kids with nurse home visits
Cary developed School Readiness legislation that brought additional federal funding to Colorado which helped child care providers serving low-income children improve their quality and serve more children.
While serving as State Treasurer Cary helped
secure sustainable funding for a program that provides nurse home visits for low-income at-risk moms throughout Colorado. The program helps first-time moms have healthy pregnancies and gain the knowledge needed to become the best parents.
Source: 2018 CO governor campaign website CaryKennedyForGovernor.com
, Jul 2, 2017
Supports foster care via faith-based organizations
I grew up in a family that was committed to service, to reaching out and helping others.
That's what inspired me to work in public service. I grew up in a family with three brothers and sisters who joined my family through the foster care program, and I also have a sister who joined my family through a faith-based organization.
So I grew up with kids who didn't have the same opportunities I had, and I saw firsthand how important it is that we provide opportunities for people--and to most of those kids growing up here in Colorado, the only opportunities they get is through
our public schools. It's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about making sure that every child in Colorado and every school in our state provides opportunities that give them the foundation for lifelong success.
Source: Westword.com on 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race
, Mar 30, 2017
Page last updated: Jul 30, 2017